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|Walking on the North Pennines, 50 Walks in England's Remotest Areas of Outstanding Beauty, Paddy Dillon - This guidebook describes 50 day walks across England's North Pennines. The majority of the routes are circular and range from 5 to 14 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Accompanied by 1:50K OS mapping. Published July 16.||
Navigate Your Way Round South Pennines, Cath Dyson - This book doesn' t just give you instructions to lead you around over 20 walks in the South Pennines but teaches you the skills to use a map and compass to navigate your own way around this wonderful moorland landscape. Use this book
to not only guide you but inspire you to lead yourself and make your own adventures! Published May 16.
The Pennine Way National Trail Guide
, Damian hall - The Pennine Way is Britain’s toughest long-distance path, running 268 miles from Derbyshire’s Peak District up through the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and
Northumberland into the Scottish Borders. Until now, Aurum’s Trail Guide has covered it in two volumes, where our competitors publish one, and those volumes have been bulked out with circular day walks which no-one essaying the arduous task of walking even a stretch of the Path will realistically want to divert to do. Now, Damian Hall, one of Country Walking’s senior contributors, has written a completely new guide, giving all the information the
modern walker requires: GPS references, gradients of each section, public transport links, extensive details of the wildlife and flora to be seen along the way, and a guide for occasional walkers to the real highlight stretches of the path. Published March 16.
|Anorak on the Pennine Way, Rob Grillo - When his local football team needed a bit of help funding urgent ground improvements, local anorak Rob Grillo decided to do his bit to help them. With a bit of help from this friends of course. His journey across Britain's best known long distance footpath proved far from plain sailing, but proved ultimately successful, more through luck than expertise. His trials, tribulations - and detours - are documented here, as are the moments and events that made his 268 mile odyssey entirely worthwhile. Published January 16.||Heart of the Pennine Way, Tony and Chris Groyan - Heart of the Pennine Way is a guidebook for a 165-mile walk along the Mid Pennine Way from Hebden Bridge to Hadrian's Wall. The Mid Pennine Way makes a fine long distance walk in its own right, and can be easily completed within a fortnight's holiday. Or it can be tackled in several stages using the beautiful and iconic Settle to Carlisle railway to access the route at key points. With full colour large-scale maps of the entire route, this guide will make the practical task of route-finding easy. The Mid Pennine Way is essentially an abridged version of Britain's toughest National Trail - the 268-mile Pennine Way. It is formed by taking the two end stages of the Pennine Way, undoubtedly the most difficult stages both physically and logistically, and putting them to one side. That cuts out Edale to the Calder Valley and Hadrian's Wall to Kirk Yetholm, a total of just under 100 miles. The remaining 165 mile route is a glorious trail along the backbone of England, from the wild moors of West Yorkshire to the rich southern borders of the Northumberland National Park. It features almost all the highlights to be found along the Pennine Way, including the stunning limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, the dramatic waterfalls and wild open moors of the Durham Dales and the very best section of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. And for those who don't like to leave any unfinished business, this guide contains additional detailed mapping to the whole of the 268-mile Pennine Way National Trail. Published April 15.||See You in Kirk Yetholm, Andrew Paul Bowden - The Pennine Way. The grandfather of walking trails in the UK. For over 60 years walkers have been drawn to its journey across wild and empty moorland, murky bogs, cloud covered summits and endless rain. Yet somehow it has a hypnotic charm that persuades people to walk it, even if they never intended to do so. People like Andrew Bowden. Despite having absolutely no intent at all of walking the whole thing, somehow a two day jaunt in the Yorkshire Dales became an epic journey over several years. The Pennine Way grabbed him by the lapels – or should that be, the Gore-Tex jacket – and made the convincing case for walking between Edale and Kirk Yetholm. Somehow. And despite regularly being soaked to the bone in heavy rain, almost losing boots in sticky mud, getting stuck in a bog, and – on one memorable occasion – being snowed in, in a remote village in Northumberland, somehow he kept going, got to the end, and lived to tell the tale. See You in Kirk Yetholm is that tale. The tale of a walk that did its uttermost to put him off, but never succeeded. Published April 15.|
Wainwright on the Pennine Way, Alfred Wainwright and Derry Brabbs - On 24 April 2015, it will have been exactly fifty years since a ceremony was held at Malham to mark the official opening of the Pennine Way Long Distance Footpath (now designated a National Trail), a trek of some 270 miles
from Edale in Derbyshire’s Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. There are now 15 National Trails of varying length but despite competition from younger upstarts, the pioneering Pennine Way retains its cachet of being the most challenging (and consequently most rewarding) expedition across vast tracts of Britain's untamed countryside. The legendary fell-walker, writer and illustrator Alfred Wainwright published his own inimitable
step-by-step pocket guide to the Pennine Way in 1966 and in 1985 used that material as the basis for a collaboration with photographer Derry Brabbs: Wainwright on the Pennine Way, an illustrated overview of the trail, which topped the Sunday Times best-seller list for several weeks. For this edition, published in a handsome new large format, Wainwright's text has been revised and annotated to account for the changes in the route that have occurred in
recent years, as well as the improvements to the terrain underfoot, in areas where flagstone paths now cover the boggy peat moors. In addition, Derry Brabbs has reshot the entire book specially with stunning year-round photography, to bring this classic fully up to date. This is a ‘must have’
memento or gift for anyone who has done the route or an aspirational reference work for armchair walkers content to let others do the legwork. Published November 14.
Where Shall we Walk Today: Walking the Pennine Way, Dave Marriott - Growing up in the 1960s in a small mining village in Derbyshire, trips to the countryside – the great outdoors – were a huge part of Dave Marriott’s life. Leaving the village was an adventure in itself but
the school trip that had the biggest effect on him was the day they visited Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District. As the noisy party of schoolchildren set off walking through the village and past the Nag’s Head pub, Dave spotted a sign that read “Pennine Way”. Mesmerised by the beauty of the scenery, he vowed to return and explore this beautiful part of the country one day. And indeed he did, albeit some forty-two years later. “Where Shall We Walk
Today?” is the story of how Dave’s dream came true when he and his wife Diane walked all 267 miles of The Pennine Way during three weeks one summer. Join Dave and Diane as they scramble, stumble and stroll their way from Derbyshire to Scotland. Walking boots required; blisters guaranteed! Published March 14.
Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm, Keith Carter - Britain's best-known National Trail winds for 256 miles
through three National Parks - the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. This superb footpath showcases Britain's finest upland scenery, while touching the literary landscape of the Bronte family and Roman history along Hadrian's Wall. 138 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features. Guides to 57 towns and villages - along the way Itineraries for all walkers -
whether walking the route in its entirety or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks. Practical information for all budgets - Edale to Kirk Yetholm: where to stay (B&Bs, hostels, campsites, pubs and hotels), where to eat, what to see, plus detailed town plans Public transport information - all access points on the path. GPS waypoints. These are also downloadable from the Trailblazer website. Now includes extra colour sections: 16pp colour
introduction and 16pp of colour mapping for stage sections (one stage per page) with trail profiles and 2 overview maps, and a 2 page distance chart. Published July 14.
|Pennine Way Companion, Alfred Wainwright updated by Chris Jesty - The Pennine Way – England’s first continuous long-distance path for walkers – stretches for 268 miles from Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders along the length of the Pennines. Inaugurated in 1965, it has become one of the most popular long-distance footpaths in Britain. For those starting in the south, it runs from Edale in Derbyshire through the old West and North Ridings of Yorkshire, Westmorland, Cumberland, and Northumberland before reaching its northern terminus at Kirk Yetholm, just over the Scottish border. Wainwright’s handwritten guide to the route, with its magnificent detailed maps and occasionally tongue-in-cheek text, was first published in 1968. This new edition has been brilliantly revised and updated by Chris Jesty to meet the goal Wainwright set for the original edition: ‘to enable walkers to follow the Pennine Way without putting a foot wrong...’ Published September 12.||The Pennine Way, Paddy Dillon - The Pennine Way was the first long-distance path to be created in Britain, back in 1965. It traverses the 'backbone of England', striving to stay high on the moors, yet dropping down to delightful little towns and villages each evening. It has always been a popular trail, rightly regarded as a challenge, running higher and wilder than any other National Trail. Several hundred thousand walkers have walked its 435 kilometres (270 miles) from Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders. On its way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, the route passes through three national parks and a huge Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although much of the landscape is high and wild, the route is well provided with accommodation and refreshment stops, in the charming villages in the valley bottoms. This title presents detailed description of the official route, with variants. It is illustrated with photographs throughout the seasons and OS map extracts with full information about accommodation, public transport and other facilities available en route. Published March 10.||Walking on the West Pennine Moors: 30 Walks on the Lancashire Hills, Terry Marsh - The countryside around Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and Bolton is home to some of the most inspiring and exhilarating walking country. Known as the West Pennine Moors, the area covers over 80 square miles, all of which is easily accessible. The variety and vibrancy of the landscape can be experienced everywhere - through colourful meadows and ancient woodland, across rugged moorland dissected by wooded valleys and next to the many rivers and reservoirs found in the area. This work offers 30 walks that give a selection of both short and easy country rambles and more challenging walks. Published Aug 09. K|
South Pennines Walks, Neil Coates - As you walk in today's South Pennines you tread in the footsteps of generations who both endured and created a unique landscape, a millennium of upheavals that has bequeathed to the North a most tantalising and fascinating area to explore and enjoy. This is not just the England beloved of travel posters or programmes, a green & pleasant land of rolling vales, prim villages, bucolic inns and country churches viewed through rose-tinted spectacles. It's so much more than that: a heady combination of heritage etched into the geological skeleton; of moorland wind-riffled into myriad hues; of small farms with pocket-sized pastures rich with wildflowers picked out by a tracery of stone walls; of wooded dales and cloughs hidden in the hills; of hamlets and towns interlaced by causeys and tracks unchanged for centuries; of stunning views and challenging landscapes. On long summer days or crisp winter mornings the mosses and hills remain utterly peaceful despite their proximity to England's most concentrated urban agglomerations. Published March 10.
Walking the Pennines, Donald Boyd - Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Published March 11.
Durham, North Pennines and Tyne and Wear Walks, Neil Coates -
"Pathfinder Guides" are the ideal companion for country walks throughout the
British Isles. Clear and easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by
detailed maps from Ordnance Survey and specially commissioned photographs.
With 28 colour-coded routes to choose from, all tried and tested by seasoned
walkers and varying from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, there is a
walk to suit everyone. Published May 08.
Great Mountain Days in the Pennines, Terry Marsh - An inspirational guide to 50 memorable expeditions across the Pennines. A wide range of routes have been selected to help walkers explore all aspects of this beautiful upland area. The walks are all graded, from moderate to strenuous, and are between 6 and 13 miles long, with plenty of options for both first-time and more experienced walkers. The ancient landscape of the Pennines offers walkers a great sense of leg-swinging freedom. Ranging between the North Pennines, Howgills, Yorkshire Dales, South Pennines and Dark Peak, this guide offers the best of the mass of fell and moor that makes up the backbone of England. Routes include Cross Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Ingleborough, Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent, Pendle Hill, Kinder Downfall and a traverse of Ilkley Moor and many are suitable for fell running. All routes are illustrated with 1:40,000 OS mapping and plenty of colour photography. Published April 13.
Pennine Way North, Tony Hopkins - The Pennine Way is the 256-mile (412-km) National Trail stretching along the backbone of Britain. This volume features the northern section of the Way, following the Countryside Agency's acorn waymarks from Bowes across the rugged Durham moors, past Hadrian's Wall to Kirk Yetholm, a distance of 129 miles (207 km). This is the complete, official guide for the long distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Published May 10.
Pennine Way South National Trail Guides, Tony Hopkins - The Pennine Way is the 256-mile (412-km) National Trail stretching along the backbone of Britain. This volume features the southern section of the Way, following Natural England’s acorn waymarks from Edale in the Peak District across the South Pennine moors and the Yorkshire Dales to Bowes, a distance of 127 miles (204 km). This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Published May 11.
FREEDOM TO ROAM
Forest of Bowland: With Pendle Hill and West Pennine Moors, Andrew Bibby - Frances Lincoln teams up with Ramblers Association - ardent campaigner for greater public access to open land - to produce a ground-breaking series of Wainwright-sized guides to areas newly opened up to walkers by the Right to Roam legislation now coming into effect. The first five guides explore the rich new opportunities for walkers in the Peak and Pennine region. Each guide includes: An introduction to the area: its landscape, history and natural history; 12 free-range rambles, graded for difficulty, that allow walkers to choose their own route; A full-page 4-colour OS map for each walk; Special features on points of interest chosen to add to walkers' enjoyment of the countryside; Practical information for visitors; A guide to public rights of access.
Walk the South Pennines, Clarke Rogerson - A Brand-New walking guide by Manchester author Clarke Rogerson includes a route in and around Middleton, making it an ideal excuse to get out and about. Each of the 35 walks in the book are close enough to home for Middletonians to try them all. Details for each route include information on the walk itself, such as difficulty and time needed, as well as practical information such as the nearest pub and railway station. --Middleton & North Manchester Guardian. Published Jan 06South Pennine Walks, Thirty Circular Walks, J For the purpose of this guidebook the term 'South Pennines' is taken to refer to the expanse of hill country that straddles the Lancashire/Yorkshire border between the Yorkshire Dales and Peak National Parks. These 30 circular walks range from four to eight and a half miles and explore an area of remarkably varied and contrasting landscapes. They have been selected to delight both experienced and novice walkers, and vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as family half-day rambles) to more challenging moorland expeditions. Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack Keighley's highly distinctive style, each walk description contains parking information; a meticulously detailed map and concise route directions all together on the same page; a general description of the terrain, and notes on features of interest. Published June 04
|Alston and Allendale in the North Pennines, Paul Hannon - Part of the 'Walking Country' series of walking guides, this title features 22 circular walks in the North Pennines, within England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a practical guide with route descriptions, sketch maps, illustrations and much background information. Published June 04.||Pennine Walkies: Boogie Up the Pennine Way, Mark Following other books featuring long-distance walks with Boogie, the mongrel from hell, the author tackles the Pennine Way with a new Boogie, who at first appears - misleadingly - to be a much trendier and more wholesome incarnation. Published June 97.||
The Pennine Way: Backbone of England,
Tony Hopkins - A large format, illustrated celebration of Britain's most
famous long distance footpath. Background text provides the reader with
information on landscape, flora, fauna, agriculture and rural life along the
route. Published May 05.
Trans Pennine Trail, Richard Peace - A guide to facilities and attractions along the trans-Pennine trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Published March 05
Way, Martin Collins
and Paddy Dillon - This is a fully
updated, full-colour edition of this guide. "The Teesdale Way" explores the
course of the River Tees for exactly 100 miles from its source in the
Cumbrian North Pennines to its outlet at Middlesbrough on the north-east
coast. This is a delightful walk through unmatched river scenery including
historic sites, SSSIs, pretty villages, woods, rolling farmland and
wetlands. Passing as it does from remote Pennine moorland, through
traditional Dales towns and finally to Teeside's industrial heartland, the
Teesdale Way gives us a fascinating cross-section of the region's social,
cultural and economic life. The Way is divided into eight stages of moderate
walking and takes about a fortnight to complete, including exploration on
all the interesting features, or much less for the more determined walker.
The author has included plenty of information on terrain, wildlife and
history, accommodation, transport and refreshment, together with a final
chapter outlining 10 circular walks around various parts of the Tees for
smaller excursions. Detailed sketch maps and photographs accompany each
section, together with a mileage chart and useful addresses. Published April
|Walking Home: A Poet's Journey, Simon Armitage - The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District searching for inspiration. Now Simon Armitage, with equal parts enthusiasm and trepidation, as well as a wry humor all his own, has taken on Britain's version of our Appalachian Trail: the Pennine Way. Walking "the backbone of England" by day (accompanied by friends, family, strangers, dogs, the unpredictable English weather, and a backpack full of Mars Bars), each evening he gives a poetry reading in a different village in exchange for a bed. Armitage reflects on the inextricable link between freedom and fear as well as the poet's place in our bustling world. In Armitage's own words, "to embark on the walk is to surrender to its lore and submit to its logic, and to take up a challenge against the self." Published April 13.||
The Pennine Bridleway: Derbyshire to the South Pennines, Sue Viccars -
The Pennine Bridleway, when complete, will run
for about 350 miles (560km), and will be Britain's first purpose-built,
long-distance bridleway. This book covers the southernmost section of the
Bridleway, the first to be opened, starting near Buxton, in the heart of the
Peak District National Park, and running north to the moors of the southern
Pennines to the east of Hebden Bridge, where it splits into two to form the
47-mile (75km) Mary Towneley Loop, which has already established itself as a
popular trail for horse-riders and mountain bikers. It offers a spectacular trail through some of the finest
countryside in the north-west of England while being easily accessible from
the region's populous towns and cities. This book is the complete guide to this
section of the Bridleway. It contains a detailed description of the entire
route, split into convenient sections; 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps for
each section marked with points of special interest. Published
|The Pennine Way, Roly Smith - The Pennine Way is the first, and some would say the toughest, of Britain's National Trails. It runs for 256 miles up from Edale in the Peak District along the crest of the Pennines - sometimes known as the Backbone of England - and the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland across the Scottish Border to the village of Kirk Yetholm. The idea of access campaigner and outdoor journalist Tom Stephenson in 1935, the Pennine Way took 60 years to come into being, and is now probably the best-known test of long distance walking in the country. This book is a celebration, rather than a guide to the Pennine Way. While covering the important highlights, it does not stick to the designated route religiously but meanders from the official path where there are points of interest along the way. Illustrated by John Morrison's perceptive photography and award-winning writer Roly Smith's insightful prose, The Pennine Way is at once a beautiful and refreshingly different look at the grand daddy of our long distance footpaths. Limited availability. Published June 11.||
South Pennines and the Bronte Moors, Andrew Bibby - Frances Lincoln teams up with Ramblers Association - ardent campaigner for greater public access to open land - to produce a ground-breaking series of Wainwright-sized guides to areas newly opened up to walkers by the Right to Roam legislation now coming into effect. The first five guides explore the rich new opportunities for walkers in the Peak and Pennine region. Each guide includes: An introduction to the area: its landscape, history and natural history; 12 free-range rambles, graded for difficulty, that allow walkers to choose their own route; A full-page 4-colour OS map for each walk; Special features on points of interest chosen to add to walkers' enjoyment of the countryside; Practical information for visitors; A guide to public rights of access. Limited availability. Published Feb 05
Walker's Yorkshire Dales and South Pennines in a Box, Duncan Peterson - With 40 laminated cards to a box, this is a great twist to a walking guide. Each has a different walk fully described and illustrated. Pocket a card and protective transparent sleeve and enjoy your day out. The varied range of walks covers not only the Yorkshire Dales but the South Pennines as well. Extending as far as the Peak District, the walks are in an ideal situation for
all conurbations which run either side of the Pennines. The cards include local points of interest such as flora and fauna, birdlife and historic sites. Walks range from half a day to two days and are suitable for recreational walkers as well as those who enjoy a walking weekend. Limited availability. Published May 10.
A Pennine Journey: From Settle to Hadrian's Wall in Wainwright's Footsteps,
David Pitt - In September 1938, A. Wainwright made a solitary walk through the Pennines. The following year he wrote up an account of this walk, which was eventually published in 1986. This illustrated guide, written by members of the Wainwright Society, is a recreation of this walk adapted for today's roads and rights-of-way, taking a route that Wainwright might have chosen if he was planning it today. The route is 247 miles long and divided
into 18 stages. With maps and illustrations inspired by the work of the great AW, this labour of love is essential for all those who wish to follow in Wainwright s footsteps. Limited availability. Published June 10.
AA 100 Walks in Northern England - Enjoy the best of the British
countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering
highlights of Northern England, its regional and topographical features,
plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and
safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance
of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest
along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the
hinterland. Limited availability. Published January 10.
The Pennine Divide: Walking the Moors Between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire, Andrew Bibby - This guide contains directions and maps for twelve new walks through newly opened access land close to the cities of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Limited availability. Published Feb 05
Circular Walks Along the Pennine Way,
Kevin Donkin -
The Pennine Way is still Britain's, longest,
most popular and most renowned long-distance path. For those disinclined to
tackle it in one go, or to face the bother of organizing transportation back
to base, "Circular Walks from the Pennine Way" presents a series of fifty
circular walks along and around the route. All of them can be accomplished
in a day; all of them finish where they started. Completing the Pennine Way
in one go will inevitably mean missing some of the best views, as the
weather will certainly descend sooner or later to obscure the landscape.
This book allows Pennine Way veterans the chance to revisit such sections in
fine weather. Alternatively, you can set about ticking off the fifty walks,
sure in the knowledge that by the finish you will not only have completed
the whole of the Pennine Way, you will have also have gained a deeper
appreciation of this wonderful part of the English Countryside. Limited availability. Published
Pennine Way South XT40, Harvey - Edale to Horton in Ribblesdale. Published May 13
Pennine Way Central XT40 Harvey - Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead. Published Jan 13
Pennine Way North , Harvey - Greenhead to Kirk Yetholm. Published May 13
Pennine Way: South Part 1, Map and Guide - Gladys Sellers. Published Oct 05
Pennine Way: North Part 2. Published Oct 05
Pennine Bridleway: Derbyshire to South Pennines, Harvey. Published June 04
Trans Pennine Trail: Irish Sea-Yorkshire, Map 1 West. Published Feb 07. Limited availability.
Trans Pennine Trail: Derbyshire & Yorkshire, Map 2 Central Published Feb 07. Limited availability.
Trans Pennine Trail: Yorkshire - North Sea, Map 3 East Published Feb 07. Limited availability.
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